New holes found in IE leave PCs vulnerable
New vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow remote code to be run on the target machine, and there is currently no patch available.
Security experts Secunia discovered the holes earlier this month and found they could be exploited even in a fully patched Windows machine. It said the only thing it has found to mitigate the vulnerabilities is the beta of Service Pack 2. ...more
Microsoft to ship 'N' versions of Windows next week
Microsoft has finally announced a shipping date for versions of its Windows operating system into Europe. The newly created Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N, which do not include versions of Windows Media Player, are being released to manufacturing across Europe by 15 June.
The two versions have been released as part of Microsoft's compliance with the March 2004, ruling by the European Commission that the company abused its monopoly in operating systems to gain competitive advantage in the emerging battle for multimedia players. ...more
And also today (27-September-2001)...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
StrataFlash Intel has unveiled a new flash memory chip for the improved performance of wireless devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs. Intel claims that the three volt synchronous StrataFlash Memory is up to four times faster than traditional flash memory. ...more
Dell floats its lightest notebook
Dell has unveiled its smallest, lightest notebook. The 12.1in Latitude X1 weighs a mere 1. ...more
Gun crime targeted by new police database
Police forces in England and Wales have a new weapon in the fight against gun crime with the launch of the National Firearms Forensic Intelligence Database (NFFID).
The aim (!) of the NFFID is to provide automated comparison system of items, such as cartridges, using information now held in one central point so that guns used in crimes nationally can be linked together. Previously such comparisons could only take place locally. ...more